Sam Baron, ‘TAKE AWAY GEORGES’, 2012, Design/Decorative Art, Porcelain, Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
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TAKE AWAY GEORGES, 2012

Porcelain
5 9/10 × 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in
15 × 35 × 35 cm
.
€1,500
Location
Sèvres , Paris
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Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
Sèvres , Paris

To explore the ‘Identity’ theme of the 2012 Designer's Days, Sam Baron sought to pay tribute to …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Manufacture de Sèvres
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Gérard Jonca
Sam Baron
French, b. 1976
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The work of French designer Sam Baron mixes up ideas of classic European elegance by reimagining traditional shapes and functions in stylish new forms. Through his eye, Portuguese ceiling ornaments are transformed into dining plates, sausages are envisioned in mouth-blown glass, and the boombox and VHS tape become ceramic sculptures. The baroque is given new life and a subdued contemporary finish in pieces such as a pair of conjoined Louis XVI chairs or painted porcelain bird sculptures. His unique vision has earned him recognition as one of the ten important designers of the next decade by Phillippe Starck, as well as the role of design director at Benetton’s communication research center, Fabrica, where he mentors a new generation of design innovators.

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, established 1740
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The Sèvres porcelain factory has produced objects and wares heralded for innovative design and technique since its founding in Vincennes, France in 1740. Named after the town to which it moved in 1756, Sèvres porcelain was considered the paragon of 18th-century European porcelain and prized for its cobalt oxide-infused glaze known as “bleu de Sèvres.” However, not until the factory’s 19th-century rebirth under the direction of Alexandre Brongniart did its output explode. Eighty-nine different cup models alone were decorated in styles ranging from Renaissance, to Gothic, to Neoclassical, its commissioned artisans often copying contemporary paintings as well as works by old masters, especially Raphael, onto the wares. Later, as Art Nouveau emerged, asymmetrical, organic forms predominated. Today, the French Ministry of Culture oversees the factory, which continues to produce contemporary designs as well as historical reproductions, as well as its related museum.

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To explore the ‘Identity’ theme of the 2012 Designer's Days, Sam Baron sought to pay tribute to the men and women who constitute the essence and history of the Manufacture de Sèvres. To this end, the artist brought to life imaginary figures, veritable ‘guardians of history’. These hybrid beings – unique …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Manufacture de Sèvres
Image rights
Gérard Jonca
Sam Baron
French, b. 1976
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The work of French designer Sam Baron mixes up ideas of classic European elegance by reimagining traditional shapes and functions in stylish new forms. Through his eye, Portuguese ceiling ornaments are transformed into dining plates, sausages are envisioned in mouth-blown glass, and the boombox and VHS tape become ceramic sculptures. The baroque is given new life and a subdued contemporary finish in pieces such as a pair of conjoined Louis XVI chairs or painted porcelain bird sculptures. His unique vision has earned him recognition as one of the ten important designers of the next decade by Phillippe Starck, as well as the role of design director at Benetton’s communication research center, Fabrica, where he mentors a new generation of design innovators.

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, established 1740
Follow

The Sèvres porcelain factory has produced objects and wares heralded for innovative design and technique since its founding in Vincennes, France in 1740. Named after the town to which it moved in 1756, Sèvres porcelain was considered the paragon of 18th-century European porcelain and prized for its cobalt oxide-infused glaze known as “bleu de Sèvres.” However, not until the factory’s 19th-century rebirth under the direction of Alexandre Brongniart did its output explode. Eighty-nine different cup models alone were decorated in styles ranging from Renaissance, to Gothic, to Neoclassical, its commissioned artisans often copying contemporary paintings as well as works by old masters, especially Raphael, onto the wares. Later, as Art Nouveau emerged, asymmetrical, organic forms predominated. Today, the French Ministry of Culture oversees the factory, which continues to produce contemporary designs as well as historical reproductions, as well as its related museum.

TAKE AWAY GEORGES, 2012

Porcelain
5 9/10 × 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in
15 × 35 × 35 cm
.
€1,500
Location
Sèvres , Paris
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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